A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 12:12:46 / August 20, 2018 @ 12:12 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:12:46 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000gjg0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gjg0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 170.68 km (106 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.2082° East, -13.9602° South, depth 170.68 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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